Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Director - LGBTIQ+ Health Australia

WORK WITH US: Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Director

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia is hiring a Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Director. 

 

  • Convenient Sydney Location
  • Flexible Working Options
  • Role is available full time, fixed term contract until 30/06/25
  • Work to improve the health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ+ people and communities at a national level
  • Salary – SCHADS Level 7 plus superannuation plus salary packaging

The Director Mental Health and Suicide Prevention is responsible for the successful high-level management of LGBTIQ+ Health Australia’s (LHA) mental health and suicide prevention programs. As a peak body, LHA is not a direct service or program provider. LHA works with partners across Australia to deliver programs and initiatives with LHA providing high level national coordination. This role requires demonstrated high level project and partnership management experience.

The role has oversight of the Mindout program which develops and delivers a number of activities aimed at preventing suicide and improving the mental health and wellbeing outcomes of LGBTIQ+ populations. 

The core focus of this role is to ensure that LHA’s mental health and suicide prevention programs are delivered to the highest standard and are guided by current research and models of best practice. The work of this role is guided by the key performance indicators in LHA’s program contracts.

This position sits in LHA’s leadership team and will work closely with LHA’s policy / research, ageing and aged care program, disability and palliative care and sexual violence prevention programs to ensure program integration and strategic development across the organisations’ work. As a national health peak, LHA is committed to strong leadership and building the capacity of its member organisations and external stakeholders to address broader structural inequities impacting the health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ+ communities.

TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS ROLE, YOU WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS;

Qualifications

  • Minimum three years executive management experience in health, education or human services and / or extensive experience in health / welfare management, especially in the NGO sector.
  • Tertiary qualifications with relevant experience in relation to mental health and wellbeing, education, social science or other relevant field.

Experience Required

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of the LGBTIQ+ community-controlled organisations and mental health / suicide prevention sector. Strong working relationships within these sectors as well as with the government and non-government health sectors.
  • Demonstrated experience and a successful track record of programmatic management and implementation of mental health and wellbeing programs including the development, implementation and evaluation of mental health recovery models, postvention support and peer education programs within a community organisation context.
  • Contemporary knowledge of the current mental health and wellbeing issues affecting LGBTIQ+ communities.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of national suicide prevention strategies.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of research and best practice relative to suicide prevention in LGBTIQ+ communities.
  • Awareness and understanding of the health disparities that impact LGBTIQ+ communities, for example, social inclusion and other health and social issues.
  • Knowledge of the current health disparities and issues affecting indigenous LGBTIQ+ BrotherBoy and SisterGirl communities.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to human rights for LGBTIQ+ people and communities.
  • Experience in working effectively and collaboratively in a small team environment, with minimal supervision.

Computer Skills

  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word and Excel).
  • A working knowledge of Microsoft Planner and Nation-builder platforms.

HOW TO APPLY FOR THIS ROLE

To view the position description with the full role overview and list of accountabilities and selection criteria, please email [email protected].

Please provide a covering letter with your updated CV and answers to the following target questions.

Job applications can be sent directly via the job board or to [email protected] with the subject line “MHSP Director enquiry via Seek”.

Accessibility

  • If you have any access requirements or need to submit your application in alternative format, please contact us to discuss.
  • You can apply verbally over the phone or through a face-to-face meeting if you cannot submit a written application.
  • You will need to tell us about your previous work experience, your suitability for this role and your answers to the target questions.

If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact Nicole Jenkins 0458 625 714.

We encourage people from diverse backgrounds including people with a disability, LGBTIQ+ people and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.

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LGBTIQ+ Health Australia, (formerly the National LGBTI Health Alliance), is the national peak health organisation in Australia for organisations and individuals that provide health-related programs, services and research focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer people and other sexuality, gender and bodily diverse (LGBTIQ+) people and communities. Dropping the “+” from our name only occurs within digital formats that do not allow mathematical symbols, such as within our domain name, handles and hashtags.
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